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Large-fruited high-yielding amateur tomato variety "King London": description, characteristics, recommendations for care


Tomatoes "King London" are popular among gardeners, and its very large fruit size will appeal to anyone. The taste and aroma are impeccable! The variety is a successful result of amateur breeding by Siberian scientists. Not included in the State Register for the Russian Federation.

A full description of the variety, the main characteristics and features of cultivation, read further in our article.

Tomato "King London": variety description

"King London" is a medium early variety, fruits appear approximately 110 days after planting. Indeterminate plant (there is no definite end point of growth), not a standard bush type. It has a strong stem (or 2 depending on the formation) with moderate foliage, more than 150 cm in height, with several racemes. The root system is developed violently and powerfully in breadth.

Medium-sized leaves are light green in color, potato leaf-shaped and wrinkled without pubescence. The inflorescence is simple, formed after the 9th leaf, then alternates with 2 leaves. About 5 large fruits can be set from the inflorescence. Has good resistance to common diseases of tomatoes - late blight, mosaic, powdery mildew.

It is versatile in terms of the method of cultivation - but in the open field, smaller fruits are possible than in greenhouse conditions. Has a good yield, up to 5 kg per bush. under favorable weather conditions and proper care, a yield of up to 10 kg per plant occurs.

You can compare the yield of this variety with others in the table below:

Variety nameYield
King Londonup to 10 kg per bush
Nastenka10-12 kg per square meter
Bella Rosa5-7 kgs sq.m
Banana red3 kg per bush
Gulliver7 kg per bush
Lady Shedi7.5 kg per square meter
Pink Lady25 kg per square meter
Honey heart8.5 kg per bush
Fat jack5-6 kg per bush
Broody10-11 kg per square meter

Characteristics

The "King London" has the following advantages:

  • large fruits;
  • high productivity;
  • long storage;
  • taste;
  • resistance to major diseases.

Of the shortcomings, frequent cracking of fruits on the plant is noted. Valued for very large sizes - more than 15 cm in diameter, can reach more than 1 kg in weight with good care. Average weight - about 800 g. Fruits have a rounded shape with an elongated nose - heart-shaped. The skin is dense, not thick, smooth.

You can compare the weight of fruits with other varieties in the table below:

Variety nameFruit weight
King Londonup to 800 grams
Doll250-400 grams
Summer resident55-110 grams
Lazy300-400 grams
The president250-300 grams
Buyan100-180 grams
Kostroma85-145 grams
Sweet bunch15-20 grams
Black bunch50-70 grams
Stolypin90-120 grams

The color of unripe fruits is pale green, ripe fruits are from pink to raspberry. The pulp is pink, fleshy, tender with a large number of chambers, up to 8, for seeds that are few. Solids are found in small quantities. The taste is excellent, sweetish with "tomato" sourness, very aromatic.

The content of nutrients is increased. Tomatoes taste great, can be eaten fresh, in sandwiches, raw salads, Does not lose aroma and vitamins during heat treatment - in soups, when stewing. Canning and salting only when grinding. Suitable for the production of tomato sauces, pastes and juices.

Growing features

Outdoor cultivation is preferable in the southern regions of the Russian Federation and neighboring countries. In greenhouse conditions, cultivation is permissible throughout the territory of the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Moldova. They are planted on seedlings in March, a pick is carried out when 2 sheets appear.

Planting in a greenhouse 50-55 days from the moment of germination, in open ground 10 days later. They are planted in a checkerboard pattern, per 1 sq. no more than 3 plants. Pasynkovanie constant, the formation of a bush in 2 stems, the second stem - from the stepson.

Tying with synthetic materials on vertical trellises in several places, it is possible to tie to individual supports. Top dressing - according to the schedule, during the period of fruit formation it is necessary to feed more often.

Watering at the root abundantly, not often. Mulching will do. Avoid getting water on the leaves. Fruits can crack due to a violation of humidity (its rise) in the air. Watering the plants while there is fruit is not needed! When cracks appear on the fruits, they must be removed and the cracks must be smeared with vegetable oil.

Loosening is carried out every 10 days, weeding - as needed. Satisfactory storage was noted until the end of November. Due to the dense structure, transportation is excellent, the fruits do not lose their presentation.

Diseases and pests

Has a strong immunity to late blight and powdery mildew. From pests (aphids, scoops), spraying with microbiological substances is necessary.

Gardeners who have tasted King London tomatoes must plant them in subsequent years. We wish you a great harvest!

In the table below you will find links to tomato varieties with different ripening periods:

Mid-seasonMid lateLate ripening
GinaAbakan pinkBobcat
Bovine earsFrench bunchRussian size
Roma f1Yellow bananaKing of Kings
Black PrinceTitaniumLong Keeper
Lorraine beautyF1 slotGrandma's gift
Stellate sturgeonVolgogradskiy 5 95Podsinsky miracle
IntuitionKrasnobai f1Brown sugar


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